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It's really worth watching Colin Powell's endorsement of Obama on Meet the Press today... After saying that we know that Obama is a Christian, Powell asks, "So what if he is [a muslim]? Is there something wrong with being a muslim in this country?" Colin Powell has a lot to answer for but his endorsement today is a great anti-racist statement that no one else (that I know of anyway) in the public eye had has the balls to make.

The only thing I would say is that his endorsement could have come earlier, but as a Republican, it's a great step for him to take.

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The picture Powell seems to be talking about.

Plus, go read [livejournal.com profile] culpster's comment.

*** ETA2: (via [livejournal.com profile] transgriot)


You gotta watch Powell's further and complete repudiation of McCain's campaign, and the good old common sense statements (taxes are not evil!) that just don't get bandied about in the media.

Date: 2008-10-19 09:57 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] woobeans.livejournal.com
i'm so glad someone finally said that, too.

Date: 2008-10-20 01:31 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] culpster.livejournal.com
Yeah. Select chickens are coming home to roost - this is Powell's version of Scott McLelland inviting Colbert to host the roast. Of course I cringe that the measure of human value is the willingness to die for the empire, but I mean it's Colin fucking Powell.

And the timing is actually impeccable - with the debates over, there's very little to encourage amnesia over this. I would say we now have 99% odds against McCain even if he stays alive through election day :)

Date: 2008-10-20 03:20 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] frandroid.livejournal.com
Oh fuck, is that how Colbert managed to get to host the roast, McLelland taking his revenge on the Bush administration? That is gold.

Very perceptive of you for this parallel, I hadn't thought about it that way. :)

Date: 2008-10-20 04:46 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] culpster.livejournal.com
It was his very final act as press secretary ;)

Date: 2008-10-20 02:04 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] culpster.livejournal.com
"The war looked great and everyone thought it was terrific and it was terrific"...the wheels of the gods grind EXCEEDINGLY slow...

Date: 2008-10-20 06:34 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] auradania.livejournal.com
That was REALLY good.
When he told the story of the photo, it actually gave me goosebumps.

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